Origin of mousy
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3. fearful, shy, bashful, timorous.
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Examples from the Web for mousey
The young 'uns is mostly ginger, and them that ain't is mousey.Colonial Born
G. Firth Scott
"So I will, Mousey, if you get me some bread for my breakfast," said the Farmer.
So I will, Mousey, if you will get me some hay for my breakfast.
"So I will, Mousey, if you get me some meat for my breakfast," said the baker.
As soon as Sophy came in, he slipped out in the mousey way that she so disliked.Shadows of Flames
- a variant spelling of mousy
- resembling a mouse, esp in having a light brown or greyish hair colour
- shy or ineffectuala mousy little woman
- infested with mice
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Word Origin and History for mousey
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